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Mary Ellen Rohrbaugh

February 6, 1942 — March 29, 2024

Mary Ellen Rohrbaugh, 82, of Bismarck, N.D., passed away on Friday, March 29, 2024.

She was born on February 6, 1942 in Pendleton County, W.Va.

Mary Ellen worked for many years; and retired, as an executive secretary for the VP of Student Affairs at James Madison University. She was a member of Otterbein United Methodist Church. She loved family gatherings and all holidays; however, Christmas was always her favorite. She would play Christmas music year-round and begin the countdown to next Christmas once the current holiday had passed.

On Aug. 24, 1969, she married Ronald Webster Rohrbaugh, who preceded her in death on September 15, 2021.

Surviving are her children, Diana Masser of Bismarck, N.D., Stephen Eye and wife, Jill, of Valdosta, Ga., Rhonda Miller and husband, Tim, of Elkton, and Brent Rohrbaugh and wife, Denise, of Chesapeake; 11 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Sarah Meyerhoff and Martha Tempest, who she joyfully found later in life and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her parents, Georgia Kathryn Shrader and Joseph Francis Hobbs, as well as two children, son, Richard Allen Eye, and daughter, Kathryn Ellen Mumma, preceded her in death.

The body will be cremated. A memorial and internment service will be conducted in Harrisonburg, VA at a later date.  

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cat’s Cradle, 122 S. Main St. #101, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

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